State Senate



District: Addison

Residence: ADDISON, VT

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CLAIRE D. AYER of Addison, Addison County, Democrat, was raised and educated in the Champlain Valley. Following graduation from Jeanne Mance School of Nursing, she married Alan Ayer. In 1979, they settled in Weybridge where they raised their three children. Ayer is a registered nurse with a degree in environmental studies from Middlebury College. Past service includes, Weybridge School Board (Chair), Middlebury Area Land Trust, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (President), National Association of Conservation Districts (Executive Board), and Justice of the Peace. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Legion Auxiliary. Ayer served as a member of the Electoral College in 2008. During her first two terms in the Vermont Senate, Ayer served on Senate Agriculture, Senate Transportation, Senate Finance, and as Vice Chair of Natural Resources and Energy. She also served on the Judicial Retention and Health Access Oversight committees. She was elected to the UVM Board of Trustees for six years where she served as Chair of the College of Agriculture Board and Chair of the Educational Policy and Institutional Resources Committee. In her third and fourth terms in the Vermont Senate, Ayer was elected to serve as Senate Majority Whip. In 2009, she was appointed Vice Chair of Senate Finance and to represent the Senate on the Lake Champlain Basin Committee. Since 2011, Ayer has chaired the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, served as Majority Whip, and is on the board of the Champlain Valley AHEC. Home Phone: 759-2748. Mailing Address: 1020 Tritown Road, Addison, VT 05491.

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